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The first cut is the weakest

Taking potshots at Sinn Féin over welfare cutbacks is disingenuous –Westminster dictates Stormont’s budget

15th February, 2015
Jim Fitzpatrick

The Westminster election campaign is in full swing and Sinn Féin and the SDLP are taking lumps out of each other over welfare reform.

It’s the issue which nearly brought down the entire power-sharing government before the Stormont House Agreement cobbled a deal together that smooths the hard edges off the reforms.

But watching the rows developing now between these two nationalist parties, you might be forgiven for wondering if that...

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